We aim to provide our students not only with academic success but with those experiences that will develop their individuality, confidence and skills, so that they are ready to enjoy the opportunities and challenges of the 21st century. We encourage students to think about what they are going to do next and help them to make informed decisions at every stage of their development.
Through a comprehensive teaching programme, students are encouraged to think about their strengths and weaknesses and to explore possibilities for their talents. Every student is offered the opportunity to be individually interviewed and to receive individual guidance.
Currently, all students in year 10 participate in work experience which gives them a practical insight into employment. As part of the current programme, consultants from industry, business and commerce are invited into the school to speak about their work and organisations. Talks, workshops, conferences, university visits, a well-stocked library and our fantastic computer network keep students informed of the opportunities on offer.
When our students leave Townsend, for university, further education or for employment, they take with them not only sound academic qualifications, but also an understanding of the world in which they live, confidence, kindness and the commitment to succeed in whatever they choose to do.
'The school provides a secure and caring environment and successfully promotes a welcoming and friendly atmosphere. The support and guidance provided for pupils is a strength'
'I couldn't have chosen a better school. Both my daughters who have very different personalities and abilities have achieved beyond their expectations.'